Minnesota Twins: Projecting the Twins’ Opening Day lineup for 2020

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Minnesota Twins' Nick Gordon (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
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ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JUNE 1: Byron Buxton #25 of the Minnesota Twins looks to the bench acknowledging his RBI single in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 1, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – JUNE 1: Byron Buxton #25 of the Minnesota Twins looks to the bench acknowledging his RBI single in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 1, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images) /

Final Projection

1. Max Kepler-RF
2. Jorge Polanco-SS
3. Eddie Rosario-LF
4. Nelson Cruz-DH
5. Mitch Garver-C
6. Miguel Sano-3B
7. Luis Arraez-2B
8. C.J. Cron-1B
9. Byron Buxton-CF

Though the team looks pretty much the same as last year with only minor tweaks, the team needs to focus more on pitching and they know it, so they will go after it this season. Max Kepler, Eddie Rosario, and Byron Buxton form one of the best outfields in baseball, so help isn’t needed there. The infield doesn’t have any major holes, and Cruz is a top-three designated hitter.

Next. Jake Odorizzi will remain with Twins in 2020. dark

The team broke the record for home runs in the season and there isn’t a ton of depth in this free-agent class for hitters. Unless the team decides to go after Anthony Rendon, Yasmani Grandal, or Josh Donaldson (not a chance), the team that won the American League Central won’t fall apart. The Minnesota Twins will be the Bomba Squad once more.

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